Join the Forest Service!

Join the Forest Service!

Agency Accepting Applications for Seasonal Positions in Montana, Idaho and Dakotas

Missoula, Mont. – The USDA Forest Service will be accepting applications for 800-1,000 seasonal spring and summer jobs throughout Montana, northern Idaho and the Dakotas from Sept. 16-30, 2019. Positions are available in multiple fields, including fire, recreation, natural resources, timber, engineering, visitor services and archaeology.

“We’re looking for interested applicants to help us manage more than 25 million acres of incredible public lands across the northern Rocky Mountains and the Dakota prairie,” said Leanne Marten, Northern Regional Forester. “If you’re interested in caring for our nation’s forests and grasslands and serving local communities, I encourage you to apply.”

The Forest Service’s Northern Region includes nine National Forests and 1.2 million acres of National Grasslands in North and South Dakota. These public lands provide timber for people, forage for cattle and wildlife, habitat for fish, plants, and animals, and some of the best recreational opportunities in the country.

The mission of the Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world.

How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted on from Sept. 16-30, 2019. More information about seasonal employment, available positions, and application instructions can be found at Interested applicants are encouraged to create a profile on USAJOBS in advance to save time once the hiring process begins.

Helpful webinars have been developed and will be available for jobseekers to learn about job opportunities and how to apply. Webinars will be held on the following dates:

  • September 11, 9-10 a.m. MT
  • September 18, 5-6 p.m. MT

To join a webinar call-in at: 1-888-844-9904; Access Code: 2650892 and use this webinar link: